God of Mummification
Originally the Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis’s role shifted over time. The jackal-headed god would become the god of mummification, as well as a psychopomp who escorted the dead to the afterlife.
Lord of the Underworld
The ruler of the Egyptian underworld, Osiris was one of the most important of the Egyptian gods. In life he was a great king; in death he decided who was worthy of reincarnation.
Set was an Egyptian trickster god who spread disorder and suffering across the land. He later played an important role in Egyptian cosmology by protecting Ra from the forces of chaos.
Goddess of Life
Isis was a tremendously important member of the Egyptian pantheon. A powerful sorceress and healer, she was also the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
Discover the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt and the classic stories that accompany them, including tales of the sun god Ra, Osiris, Isis and more.
God of the Sun
As the god of the sun and creation, Ra was one of the most important Ancient Egyptian deities. Worshipped for millennia, Ra (and his cult) eventually grew to encompass aspects of other gods like Atun, Amun, and Horus.
Goddess of the Dead
The Ancient Egyptian goddess Nephthys was the daughter of the sky god Nut and the earth god Geb. As the seductress of Osiris and mother of Anubis, she played a key part in Egyptian funeral ceremonies.